Maria Sharapova misses Russia's Fed Cup clash with Japan

Australian Open quarter-finalist Svetlana Kuznetsova has also been left out of the Russian squad for the tie to be played on the hardcourts of Moscow's Olympic indoor arena on February 9-10.

updated: January 26, 2013 14:06 IST
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Moscow: Maria Sharapova has been left out of the Russian squad for the Fed Cup World Group clash against Japan on February 9-10.

World number two Sharapova, fresh from making the Australian Open semi-finals, has played just three Fed Cup ties in her career, making her debut in 2008 to help satisfy Olympic Games qualification criteria.

After playing again in 2011, she also featured in the quarter-final win over Spain in 2012 in the run-up to the London Games.

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